World Play Your Ukulele Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day is celebrated on February 2 of every year. Play Your Ukulele Day was first observed in the year 2011. Ukulele is also sometimes known as a uke. It is a four-stringed musical instrument. It is first popular in the late 19th century in Hawaii. In Hawaiian, the term Ukulele means jumping flea. In the 1880’s this device came into existence. Since its origination, World Play Your Ukulele Day is celebrated every year all around the globe with the slogan “bring the world together, four strings at a time.“
“I love the ukulele. It’s got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There’s something innocent and romantic, and it’s just a grand instrument to play.” – Pierce Brosnan.
History of World Play Your Ukulele Day
The origin and history of World Play Your Ukulele Day are still unknown. This four-stringed instrument originated from the Madeira region, in Portugal and it was called as the machete. It is believed that Portuguese migrants invented the ukulele to Hawaii. In the 20th-century ukulele came to the mainland United States and there it turned out to be the primary instrument in the jazz music and dance scene in the 1920s. This device literally played an essential role in helping to strengthen Canada’s music programs because it was an affordable way to introduce students to music and was extremely practical to teach and promote musical literacy. This day is also sometimes known as International Play Your Ukulele Day and World Ukulele Day.
Other Celebrations on February 2
February 2 is also celebrated as
- National Crepe Day
- Lung Leavin Day
- National Tater Tot Day
- World Wetlands Day
- Groundhog Day
- Marmot Day
- Candlemas Day
- National Sled Dog Day
- National Hedgehog Day
- National Working Naked Day
- Bubble Gum Day
- National Wear Red Day
How to Celebrate Play Your Ukulele Day
If you know to play the Ukulele, then just take out your ukulele on World Play Your Ukulele Day and enjoy playing it. If you are interested in determining how to play the Ukulele, then take this day as an opportunity and get a Ukulele at music instrument store and learn to play it. Also, take pictures while playing the Ukulele and share it with others on social media using the hashtag #PlayYourUkuleleDay.